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Stakes Is High (original single vinyl pressing)

LP (Item 362859) Tommy Boy, 1996 — Condition: Used
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A nice one from De La circa 1996. There's a number of different pressings floating around out there, this is the "full length" US vinyl release with 14 tracks (this album was also issued in the UK with 17 tracks, as a promo with 8 tracks, and later reissued as a double LP domestically). De La comes correct with their own beats on this largely self produced album after splitting with Prince Paul, and gets a bit more serious with their lyrics than on previous efforts. Contains the great cut "The Bizness", with a guest appearance by Common and "Big Brother Beat" with help from Mos Def, plus "Supa Emcees", "Itzsoweezee", "Dinninit", "Brakes", "Long Island Degrees", "Pony Ride", "Dog Eat Dog"and "Betta Listen". (Promo.)  © 1996-2015, Dusty Groove, Inc.

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